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Game Day Setup/Take Down Procedures

Pull date: 
Sun, 09/09/2012

Don't forget that teams with the first game will need to setup the goals and those with last game will need to take them down and put them away.  We have detailed instructions available under the Info/FAQ tab, Fields & Safety, Field Setup/Take Down Procedures  (or directly at http://www.ayso20.org/content/field-set-uptake-down-procedures).  

Practices are now posted for weeks of August 27 & Sept 3 & from Sept 10-Nov 16

Pull date: 
Mon, 09/17/2012

Coaches & Team Managers can view the practice schedule for the weeks of August 27 & Sept 3 under the Fall 2012 tab. 

There is also one for Sept 10 - Nov 16 for the majority of the season.

(be sure to use the log-in & password that was emailed to you - do not use a personal gmal log-in.)

These times and locations are for these weeks only.

Subsequent schedules for November & December will be posted as they are completed.

A Note About Field Closures Today

Pull date: 
Sun, 11/06/2011

Some grass fields are closed only in the morning.  Others are closed all day.

If you have an afternoon game and your field is open, i.e., Clover Extension or Marine, your game is on!

If you have a morning game, see announcement below for options.

U5, U6, U7, U8 Options Today (Saturday)

Pull date: 
Sun, 11/06/2011

Due to the various field closures & delayed openings, the following are options for U5, U6, U7, U8 teams whose morning games cannot be played.  Schedules have been updated - check your's using the game schedule link to the left under Quick Links.        U6G teams with 9:30 & 10:30 games can delay their games 5 hours.  The 11:30 games should delay taking the field until 12 noon and play their game at Grant at noon.  They can remain at Grant on one field for practice at 12:30.  U6B teams with morning games can delay their start ti Read more »

Picnic in the Park (PIP) - THIS SUNDAY!!!

Pull date: 
Mon, 10/10/2011

Our annual carnival & 5v5 tournament, Picnic in the Park, is this Sunday, October 9. Plan to spend the whole day at Clover Park. There will be many things to do … Game Booths … Food … Picture Day … Day to Hang with our Community … and the annual 5-A-Side Soccer Tournament.

Set up starts at 8:00am. Photos start at 8:45 am.
5v5 Tournament starts at 9:00 am with check-in starting at 8:30.
Most booths and food start at noon with some earlier.
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Fall Skills/Scrimmage Program (aka APO)

Pull date: 
Sat, 10/15/2011

Back by popular demand, starting Sunday 10/16/11 will be the Fall Skills/Scrimmage program at JAMS. More information will be available this coming week.

Coaches & Assistant Coaches – Come participate in the Fall Scrimmage Program as well. Not only will you be helpful to the program, but the program can be helpful to you. It’s a great opportunity to learn new drills from your fellow coaches. Coach RSVP will be available this coming week.

Rain & Lightning

Pull date: 
Wed, 11/09/2011

Whenever it has rained within 24 hours (even if it is bright & sunny out), please check our website for the latest field status. The FIELD STATUS link is in the left column, under QUICK LINKS on our website's home page.  You may also subscribe to receive the field updates via text message to your mobile phone.

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Field Painting Set-Up & Training

Pull date: 
Tue, 09/06/2011

Calling all Field Painiting Volunteers!
A Field Painter’s volunteer role can be fulfilled by:

  1. Measuring, laying out and painting ALL of the fields at the beginning of the season – 5 hours/day over the course of 5 days (participating in at least 3 of the 5 days will fulfill your season's volunteer obligation).
    OR
  2. By painting one or two fields every week of the season, either on Friday or early Saturday morning before the first game for an hour or two.

Either of these two options fulfills your personal volunteer responsibility to your team.

The Field Measuring, Layout & Initial Painting will occur as follows:
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Come Support Our Sister City Soccer Today!

Pull date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

A boys soccer team from Santa Monica's Japanese Sister City, Fujinomiya is in Santa Monica today.   They have been here for 4 days of cultural enrichment and soccer.  SM AYSO has been hosting soccer games, providing fields & referees for the games.  Come watch our final match today, Sunday, at 3PM at JAMS -  Fujinomiya v. SM AYSO (or a mixed game)

Please come out to welcome & support our friends from abroad, while enjoying some fantastic soccer.

Afterwards, come join the host families and players of both teams for a beach party. Read more »

Sister City Team Arrives in Santa Monica

Pull date: 
Mon, 08/22/2011

A boys soccer team from Santa Monica's Japanese Sister City, Fujinomiya arrives in Santa Monica today.   They will be here for 4 days of cultural enrichment and soccer.  SM AYSO will be hosting 4 soccer games, providing fields & referees for the games.  All games will be played at JAMS as follows: Read more »

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